The social maturity attained over a period of time by active posting and participating on LinkedIn is its most significant benefit to the users while at the same time they can be confident about google Facebook and Twitter style stalking is not taking place for them.
Don’t be too sure about that Roy. Shortly after I shared this article on my LinkedIn account one very senior C-suite exec from LinkedIn quietly became my follower. My post was being viewed at a much slower rate than usual. Today morning the view count suddenly reset from 2K+ and started at 200+, after which the numbers have been literally increasing by 1 or 2 per hour. My posts usually gets 5–6 views per second.
I’m not making any accusations but it’s curious isn’t it?
Suffice to say that the exec who started following me is top brass and has been at the company for nearly a decade.